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Rating: 92+ Pts John Gilman - View from the CellarSize:750ML
Region: Loire Country:France
Varietals: Cabernet Franc ABV:12.5%

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92+ Pts John Gilman - View from the Cellar

"Thierry Germain's La Marginale bottling, which hails from old vines in a parcel that faces due south and always ripens very well, is given a three week "cold soak" prior being fermented in old oak foudres and then aged in Bordeaux casks for a year and a half to two years prior to bottling. The 2012 is an excellent example of the vintage, with depth, nascent complexity and good structure for extended cellaring. The bouquet offers up an adolescent blend of cassis, dark berries, espresso, chalky soil tones, tree bark, cigar wrapper and a deft base of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, suave and youthful in personality, with a lovely core, exceptional focus and grip, fine-grained tannins and outstanding balance on the very long, ripely tannic finish. This is clearly a wine that will need some time in the cellar to really blossom, but the constituent components here are simply outstanding and a few years’ worth of patience will be richly rewarded! Fine, fine juice. 2019-2040+."


"Revue du Vin de France: "This wine is always held back for a year and only made in exceptional vintages... Very concentrated, it merits an aging of 5 years."

"Marginale is the "tête de cuvée" of Thierry Germain's normal range of wines. Produced from the ripest Cabernet Franc grown on parcels of clay-limestone on the southern outskirts of Saumur, with full southern exposure. Manually harvested grapes are sorted; only 50% are de stemmed. Yields are a low 25 hectoliters/hectare.

"The must is transferred to wooden tanks, where it macerates for 22-24 days before alcoholic fermentation. The malolactic fermentation takes place in 2500 liter wooden tanks, after which the wine is transferred for élevage to either 228 liter barrels or foudres, 1200 and 2500 liters. This barrel aging may vary from 18 to 24 months and then the wine is bottled unfiltered. This grand wine is powerful yet elegant, structured like a top Bordeaux.

"This intense ruby/garnet wine is redolent of red fruits and plum after which one finds aromas of menthol, red fruit liqueur and star anise along with floral notes of violet, rose and jasmine. On the palate the attack is direct, followed by intense red fruit flavors. Great harmony between acidity, alcohol and matière, with abundant but round tannins. The finish is long, with traces of the preceding spectrum of flavors." - Distributor

About the Estate
Thierry Germain made the move away from the Gironde to the Loire Valley in 1991, taking possession of Domaine des Roches Neuves in Varrains, just on the outskirts of Saumur... Thierry remains firmly ensconced at Roches Neuves, a 28 hectare domaine. During his twenty-or-so years there his ethos and style of winemaking has exhibited a gradual evolution, his red wines shifting from a robust, concentrated, tannic and oaked style that harked of Thierry's Bordeaux origins more than the Loire, to wines that show great purity and silky structures. And this being the Loire, Thierry hasn't shied away from the exploration and experimentation for which the region has justly become renowned; he first added a white cuvée to his portfolio, and more recently he has entered into partnerships with local vignerons to work on new projects such as a sparkling zero-dosage wine. He has also very recently added a Saumur-Champigny cuvée from ungrafted vines to his portfolio - "Franc de PIed". Thierry is innovating and motivating, and has long left behind any suggestion that his wines are stuffy, stuck-in-the-mud Bordeaux hangovers; today this is one of the most exciting domaines to visit around Saumur.

"The vineyard is worked in a natural way -3 horses help- with the goal of keeping the vine and the soil at its healthiest, and is fully biodynamic since the 2005 vintage. The harvest is manual, selecting grapes at their very ripest level. Vinification is handled in small batches then bottling unfined and unfiltered. Germain has garnered praise in the European press for his exciting wines, which are always filled with ripe, generous fruit and supple textures.

"Revue du Vin de France - Michel Bettane: "One of the elite wine-growers, (Germain) gathers exceptionally ripe grapes which give a unique smoothness and velvety texture to his wines... One might think that Thierry Germain was going to take a break. Indefatigable, he continues to progress in refining each of his cuvées. All of his wines are superb, but not easy to obtain because the demand for them is so great."

"Revue des Vins de France elected him "Meilleur vigneron de France" in 2011." - Distributor